• What is CAN?

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    Community Action Nepal (CAN) is a UK based charity whose aim is to help the mountain people of Nepal. Founded by Doug Scott CBE, who in 1975 made the first British ascent of Everest, CAN is supported by mountaineers and mountain-lovers from across the globe. CAN's Kathmandu office and Nepali staff make our projects happen on the ground. Funds are raised from donations, fundraising events, sales of Nepali goods, grants and Doug Scott's lecture tours.
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  • What does CAN do?

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    CAN works in partnership with mountain villages and communities to provide local health, education, income generation, cultural and mountain porter welfare facilities. CAN projects are grass roots driven - with ideas coming directly from and supported by communities. Since 1998 CAN has established more than 50 community projects bringing benefits to 250,000 people. We currently operate nine Health Posts, eight schools and three mountain porter rescue shelters.
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  • How can I help?

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    CAN supporters help in many ways - this web site was designed free of charge by a CAN supporter. Support can include - fundraising by sponsored walks and events : organising a fundraising lecture by Doug Scott in your home town : making a regular donation : going on trek to Nepal : helping at a CAN event or lecture : CAN also has occasional volunteer opportunities in Nepal for qualified medical, teaching and other professionals plus Scout or school project groups.
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Reconstruction Progress Report

Progress on reconstruction efforts one year after the devastating Nepal earthquake.

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The Day the Mountains Shook

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The Nepal Earthquake – One Year On

After a great deal of thoughtful preparation Doug has just signed off on his report which brings the history of Community Action Nepal up to date with important post-earthquake project restoration news.

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CAN Mountain Arts Festival

Help us achieve our fundraising target of £2 million for reconstruction of projects following the events earlier this year.


CAN is still responding to the devastating Nepal earthquake. We hope you will help our work to rebuild the lives of Nepal’s mountain people. 

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